lightning strike


British : a strike by workers that is done very suddenly
: an occurrence of something being hit by lightning
The forest fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Not even a 2011 lightning strike and fire could shutter the Wanamaker Feed & Seed. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Mar. 2023 Deaths are more likely to occur during lightning strike in the summertime in the afternoon or evening. Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2023 In one last piece of trauma for Meredith, the house caught fire after a lightning strike in the fall finale (no one was hurt). David Oliver, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2023 Defender Stefan Panic nearly hit a lightning strike just before the half. Lynn Ramsey, Orlando Sentinel, 15 Feb. 2023

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“Lightning strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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